We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Student–teacher ratio and class sizes

16 September 2019

Recent media coverage has reported on class sizes across Australia using data from ACARA.

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Indigenous Literacy Day

05 September 2019

Yesterday was Indigenous Literacy Day, a day for celebrating Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy, as well as promoting access to literacy resources in remote communities.

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NAPLAN 2019 summary information released

28 August 2019

Today we have released the NAPLAN 2019 summary information, providing the preliminary results at the national, and state and territory level for each school year (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and for all domains tested in NAPLAN. 

See the results on the NAP website.
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Annual report 2018–19

16 October 2019

ACARA’s annual report for the reporting period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 is now available (PDF 6 mb).

New resources on the Australian Curriculum website

10 September 2019

The Australian Curriculum website has been updated with new resources for teachers.

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Updated data now available on the National Report on Schooling data portal

30 August 2019

ACARA’s interactive resource, the National Report on Schooling data portal, has been updated with new data from the 2018 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on school students with disability.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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